When I was making this pendant the copper just wanted to spiral, with one of my handmade lampwork beads hanging easily from it. When I showed a friend, she said immediately, "You know that's the symbol for women, right?" I looked it up, and, sure enough, she was right.
The necklace is about 1.5" long, and 1" wide, and is on a fine copper 18" chain with a handmade S-hook clasp. The lampwork bead is made of imported Italian glass, and has been annealed in a digitally-controlled kiln for lasting durability. All copper surfaces have been treated with microcrystalline Renaissance Wax.
Over time, copper surfaces will develop a lovely patina. Should you wish to keep your copper jewellery bright, you have several options. If your piece does not use glass, you can simmer it in a non-reactive saucepan containing 2T sea salt and 1/2 cup white vinegar. If your piece does feature glass elements, you can polish your copper with inexpensive ketchup, either alone or mixed with sea salt, to restore the penny-bright finish.
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